Delhi airport faces power outage; Digi Yatra, boarding and check-in facilities impacted

  • Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport experienced a brief power outage on Monday. The outage affected the airport's boarding and check-in facilities and Digi Yatra.

Written By Sayantani
Updated17 Jun 2024, 04:51 PM IST
Delhi’s Airport power outage: No flights were affected. The power outage affected baggage collection and entry at the e-gates.. Air conditioners in the terminal had stopped working during the power outage.
Delhi’s Airport power outage: No flights were affected. The power outage affected baggage collection and entry at the e-gates.. Air conditioners in the terminal had stopped working during the power outage.

Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport briefly experienced a power outage on Monday, June 17. The boarding and check-in facilities were impacted, and Digi Yatra was reportedly not functioning during the outage.

The power was restored, and no flights were affected, reported Reuters. However, the power outage affected baggage collection and entry at the e-gates, the report added. Air conditioners in the terminal had stopped working during the power outage.

Many passengers said there was “no light on T3 terminal” for at least 15 minutes.

Passengers at Delhi airport had also taken to microblogging site X to share their experience, mentioning that Digi Yatra was not functioning at the Delhi airport.

“T3 terminal #delhi #airport totally chocked due to power failure! No counter , No digi yatra , nothing functioning. This is shocking.” wrote an X user.

Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), the airport operator, responded to the post by saying that it has ‘noted the feedback’ without elaborating on the nature of the complaint.

The Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, owned and run by GMR Airports, has three terminals for commercial and cargo flights.

Delhi airport comprises three terminals: Terminals 1 and 2 cater exclusively to domestic flights, while Terminal 3 handles both international and domestic operations. This setup ensures efficient handling of passenger traffic and facilitates seamless travel experiences for all types of flights at the airport.

Delhi airport's T1, T2, and T3 terminals have capacities of 40 million, 15 million, and 45 million passengers, respectively.

Overall, the officials expect the airport to reach 72 million passengers in the current financial year, which if successful, would be its highest-ever count.

The Delhi airport operates nearly 1,500 flights daily.

Delhi grapples with power outage amid severe heatwave

Several parts of the national capital, including the area housing the Delhi LG secretariat and Chief Minister's residence, faced outages for varying lengths as a substation of power grid in neighbouring UP's Mandola caught fire on June 11.

Delhi has been recording peak power demands, as India witnesses its longest heatwave-like situation. Delhi on Sunday recorded a minimum temperature of 33.2 degrees Celsius, 5.7 notches above the season's average.

The India Metrological Department (IMD) has said that severe heatwave conditions will prevail over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Delhi on June 16 and 17.

 

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First Published:17 Jun 2024, 04:51 PM IST
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